Maputo is connected by air to other important cities and airports in the country as well as in the region like Johannesburg, from where onward connections are available. For visitors from India, air connections are available via Dubai or Doha to Johannesburg and directly through Addis Ababa and Nairobi. Visitors to Mozambique must obtain visas from any of the Mozambican diplomatic Missions abroad. For further details regarding travel to Mozambique as well as visas, the Mozambican High Commission in India can be contacted at:
High Commission of Mozambique,
C-79, Anand Niketan, New Delhi – 110021
Phone: (+91) 11 4339 9777
Fax: (00-91-11) 26156665/ 4339 9771
Note: The High Commission of Mozambique in India does not have a website. However, general information on Mozambican visas can be had from the weblink http://www.mozambiquehighcommission.org.uk/?id_w=3&id_w1=16, posted by the Mozambique’s Mission in the UK. Applicants must check with the Mozambican Mission in New Delhi for India-specific information.
It is advisable to have Yellow Fever vaccination and carry the Yellow Fever Card since the authorities at the airport can ask for it at the time of arrival and departure. Please download customs baggage rules in English/Portuguese.
Public transport in Maputo is slowly improving. The main urban public transportation system available is the Municipal bus service or the private mini-bus/van service called 'chapas', which are basically 15/17-seater vans. Taxis (not metered) are available in the city, at specific points including near the hotels, and charge a minimum of US$10/- for each journey within the city limits. A car is essential without which movements within the city or outside. Traffic in Mozambique circulates on the left side of the road, as in India.